Taking photographs 'in Public'
The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and Monash University presented a symposium, 'Photography as Crime', in October last year.
A very useful guide for photographers making work in public places was published in conjunction with the symposium. Taking Photographs 'in Public': What's Lawful and What's Not? by Professor Mark Davison and Tobias Gattineau clarifies the complex array of legal limitations photographers should be aware of. Although it examines the issues in the context of Victorian and Commonwealth law, and there may be some differences with ACT law, the manual is a readable and very worthwhile reference point.
Go to the CCP website at ccp.org.au and scroll down the Education menu to read or download a copy.
Papers from the 'Photography as Crime' symposium will be published as a book (details to be advised).